I hope it's ok that I post this here - it doesn't seem to fit any of the other forums.
I'm 20 weeks pregnant with a baby girl and we're thinking of using the name "Isadora". I love the name, but I'm a little worried people will end up calling her "Dora", which I'm not fond of. We're in European country, and Dora is a common name here, while Isadora is almost unheard of. I doubt people will use "Izzy" - it doesn't make sense in the context of the language.
So I'm wondering, if your child has a name with an obvious nickname option that you don't like, do people still call them that anyway? I know I can ask people to use her full name, but I wonder whether it might be a losing battle, especially with people I don't know well.
Another question: DD1 doesn't have a middle name, and her first name is really short. I don't want to say her real name, but let's say it's "Lea". Would it be weird to use a middle name for her sister? Say DD1 is called Lea, and DD2 is called Isadora Charlotte. Would that be odd? I regret not giving DD1 a middle name, but I feel a bit silly having one kid with a super short name and the other with a long one.
Thoughts? TIA! :)